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Old August 25th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #1
 
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Possibly Dangerous SR9

Here is my situation, any suggestion or comments are welcome so I can obtain some knowledge and hopefully someone from Ruger is here as well.

I just got my SR9 and ran only 40 rounds through it if that. At first I thought it just needed to break in but it kept on doing this at first with 3 rounds, 2, and then 1. I had my friend try it as well. After every other round it created a light strike on the following round leaving it in the chamber and trigger would not reset, until I pulled the slide back to reset. Then I asked the range master and he too encountered this issue along with a jam where he could pull the slide back. Range master pointed out also that the Ejector pin seemed to be a little more exposed that it was supposed to be. All I did when I got the gun new was field strip and clean and lubed all parts and bring it to the range. This is a NEW gun ERGH!!!! Recommended by the place I bought it from is to call and send back to Ruger for repair under warranty.




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Do what others have had success doing - call Ruger directly. I can certainly understand how frustrating it can be when a new gun malfunctions. And I certainly understand the need to rant a bit and let off some steam. A little surprised that the LGS won't offer any help but maybe they don't have another one to exchange. People are posting over and over again about how Ruger customer service made it right. I've talked to customer support and they treated me right. They're people too and understand how you feel if something you bought isn't right.

Call them first thing Monday morning. In the meantie, I'd recommend a few Captain Morgans and coke !
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I really hate reading about your problem's with your new SR9 as I purchased one last weekend myself. Mine's working flawlessly and I already like the way it feel's and shoot's compaired to the Glock 17/19 and M&P 9 & M&P9c's that I've trained with. I feel confident that Ruger will do everything possible to correct any problem's that you are having and that your SR9 will function every bit as good as mine is now. I will also say that I'm pleased enough to be considering getting an SR9c. Please remember that every firearms company will sometime's ship out a gun that give's an owner problem's. Judge them by how they handle your problem's and repair your pistol.
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I based my Ruger purchases on a lot of rave reviews and was hoping I would be one of the many without issue. Yes I have read Ruger is very good about their customer support when it comes to repairing/replacing their products. I am just frustrated in the fact that I am a new shooter and that I am just getting into this hobby and this happens to me right off the bat. Well as Pirate says drink a few and a Coke. Oh and Pirate yes LGS didn't want to fiddle with the gun due to the fact they weren't authorized Ruger repair and if they did they said it may void the warranty.
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sorry to hear you having trouble with your sr9. i had trouble with mine also but the LGS i got it from contacted ruger their self and sent it back. few days later they called my to come pick up my new one from ruger. problem solved. tomd1943
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It happens.....with any hobby but just frustrating it happens the first time I take it out to the range.

UPDATE:

I decided to field strip the slide again and clean and lube and after removing the rear striker cover I noticed that "I" installed the striker with the plastic spring cup facing upwards instead of down. Could such an error cause that type of malfunction? Could anyone tell me? If not I guess I will just find out hopefully tomorrow when I go test it. Thanks for all your replies and concerns and hope I didn't waste anyone's time.

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Recommended by the place I bought it from is to call and send back to Ruger for repair under warranty.
If it's still playing up, that's what you have to do.....


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UPDATE:
I decided to field strip the slide again and clean and lube and after removing the rear striker cover I noticed that "I" installed the striker with the plastic spring cup facing upwards instead of down. Could such an error cause that type of malfunction? Could anyone tell me? If not I guess I will just find out hopefully tomorrow when I go test it.
Maybe not so dangerous afterall.....
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You're striker being improperly installed could definitely be your problem. It is what actually causes your SR9 to fire so everything must be properly aligned.
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Please let us know how it works after this reassembly.
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User error is the culprit with a lot of malfunctions. Glad you figured it out. Your not the first one to put something back together wrong and you won't be the last. Hope it works great. Give us a range report.
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Thanks for the update. Far too often, someone new to firearms will post that their new firearm is experiencing all sorts of problems and never update their findings. After it turns out to be user error, they seldom update the situation and take responsibility for the problem; thus leaving a thread up about a defective handgun which only adds to internet hype surrounding purchasing a certain brand. Thanks for having the guts to post that update. I hope you enjoy your handgun, it is an excellent choice. Frank.

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May I perhaps request the title of this post be changed?
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May I perhaps request the title of this post be changed?
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Thanks for the update. Far too often, someone new to firearms will post that their new firearm is experiencing all sorts of problems and never update their findings. After it turns out to be user error, they seldom update the situation and take responsibility for the problem; thus leaving a thread up about a defective handgun which only adds to internet hype surrounding purchasing a certain brand. Thanks for having the guts to post that update. I hope you enjoy your handgun, it is an excellent choice. Frank.
Well I haven't tested out my gun yet to see IF that was the cause.....I have seen a couple youtube videos on the same situation...here is a link to one of the videos.


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Well I haven't tested out my gun yet to see IF that was the cause.....I have seen a couple youtube videos on the same situation...here is a link to one of the videos.

Sorry, this is a little off topic, but it's a great example of a gun flinch. Start the video at 8:25 and see what happens when he fires with the safety on. notice how his gun dips? If you've having problems hitting the bullseye, you might have this and need to learn how to overcome it through properly trigger control.
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